When Maria Stuarda,a tragic opera about the last days of Mary,the Queen of Scots,was first staged in the 19th century in Milan,it ruffled feathers and attracted strict censorship. Thereafter,it was ignored for the next 130 years. This opera will be screened live from New Yorks Metropolitan Opera (MET) at Dance Theatre Godrej on April 2. The event is a result of a collaboration between NCPA and the MET.
A retrospective enables viewers
to travel through the 70-year career of Mumbai-based modernist Abdul Aziz Raiba. The exhibition of 42 works titled Miniature to Monumentalismcomprises works sourced from the Sir JJ School of Fine Art collection,private owners and Raiba himself. On at Sir JJ School of Fine Art,till April 6. Contact: 9820213816.
In 2009,several contemporary Indian artists had retraced the route of Mahatma Gandhis Dandi March. The resulting body of work was exhibited for the first time in 2010 at Lalit Kala Akademi,later travelling to Nehru Centre,London,and The Gandhi Memorial Center,Washington DC. The project,curated by gallerist Anubhav Nath and art critic Johny ML and titled Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi,will be exhibited at Ojas Art,Qutab Minar Roundabout,on April 4.Contact 26644145
Meet the Maestros
Pt Ravi Shankar is being missed by all music lovers. On his birth anniversary,the Bhilwara Sur Sangam 2013,a classical music festival,pays homage to the maestro through a line-up comprising N Rajam,Pt Jasraj and Pt Uljas Kashalkar among others. At Kamani Auditorium,Mandi House,on April 6 and 7. Contact 4350 3350
For IF Ensemble,theres more to music than sound. The four-member group matches their acoustics with video projections,thus creating an unusual fusion of genres. Will this experiment work for you? Find out at Alliance Francaise,
Sector 36,on April 5.
Known for his landscapes in watercolour,Milind Mulick,like all artists,believes that art is a medium of communication. He has written several books on watercolours and,for the first time,is holding a solo in the city. At Artportfolio,Sector 9,till April 5.
Pune’s first Blues festival brings together 10 acts and more than 20 bands and performers from Mumbai and Gujarat. Bands such as Work in Progress (featuring Aviv Pereira of Split),G2 Live,Blackwings and Kiran Amati Duo,the festival will be held on April 6 at the microbrewery in Kondhwa. Contact: 9820570311
Colours of Love
Artisit Jamil Sayyad wears his heart on his sleeve,and on his canvas. Candid about his heartbreaks,he often uses art as a medium of coping and expressing his emotions. Consequently,his paintings mostly depict hearts and women which,according to him,show how his heart lies in the fine arts. His works can be viewed at Darpan Art Gallery in Patrakar Nagar,till April 2.